Thinning hair has to be one of the most frustrating haircare woes of all time. From the shedding to the breakage, watching your hair fall can lead you down a rabbit hole of potential hair loss causes. And, while it’s always best to seek advice from a medical professional when finding out the cause of hair loss, adding a nourishing shampoo formula to your haircare routine can support your efforts to healthier strands while also providing a squeaky good cleanse. 

“Your hair and scalp care regimen and the products that you use are the foundation of having healthy hair and, even more so, if you are experiencing hair thinning and hair loss,” says Craig Ziering, D.O., F.A.A.D., a board-certified dermatologist, hair transplant surgeon, and owner of Ziering Medical.

Ziering says that high-quality shampoo formulas with ingredients that strengthen, moisturize, and balance (such as biotin and caffeine) can help revitalize thinning hair by supporting scalp health. “The scalp is skin and deserves the same attention that your face and body skin needs — that’s why optimal scalp health is always part of the hair growth conversation.”